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07-12-2021 Minutes

July 12, 2021

North Platte, Nebraska

 

Meeting of the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners. Present were Commissioners Joe Hewgley, Chris Bruns, Jerry Woodruff and County Clerk, Rebecca Rossell.  Bruns offered prayer. Vice Chairman Woodruff called the meeting to order at 9:00 A.M.  Commissioners Weems and Henry were absent.

 

Vice Chairman Woodruff announced the Open Meeting Act with amendments is posted for public review and the county board will comply with the open meeting requirements.

 

Motion by Bruns, seconded by Hewgley to approve the minutes regarding the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners meeting held on July 6, 2021.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.  Commissioners Weems and Henry absent.

 

Motion by Bruns, seconded by Hewgley to receive and order filed the treasurer’s receipts.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.  Commissioners Weems and Henry absent.

 

Motion by Hewgley, seconded by Bruns to approve and authorize the Vice Chairman to sign the Region II Human Services Interlocal Participation for fiscal year 2021-2022 for monthly payments.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.  Commissioners Weems and Henry absent.

 

Motion by Bruns, seconded by Hewgley to authorize the Vice Chairman to sign the right of way applications submitted by Hershey Coop Telephone.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.  Commissioners Weems and Henry absent.

 

Motion by Hewgley, seconded by Bruns to approve and authorize the Vice Chairman to sign the interlocal agreement with the City of North Platte for fuel products from 7-1-2021 to 6-30-2022.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.  Commissioners Weems and Henry absent.

 

Motion by Bruns, seconded by Hewgley to receive and order filed the fee reports submitted by Clerk of District Court and Register of Deeds.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.  Commissioners Weems and Henry absent.

 

The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners recessed at 9:15 A.M. and the Lincoln County Board of Equalization convened.

 

Vice Chairman Woodruff announced the Open Meeting Act with amendments is posted for public review and the county board will comply with the open meeting requirements.

 

County Assessor, Julie Stenger appeared along with Sherri Newton, Deputy County Treasurer.

 

Motion by Bruns, seconded by Hewgley to approve the minutes regarding the Lincoln County Board of Equalization meeting held on July 6, 2021. Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.  Commissioners Weems and Henry absent.

 

Motion by Bruns, seconded by Hewgley to approve and authorize the Vice Chairman to sign the certificates of correction or refund submitted by the County Assessor on real estate.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.  Commissioners Weems and Henry absent.

 

Motion by Hewgley, seconded by Bruns to approve the motor vehicle tax exemption application submitted by Community Action Partnership of Mid Nebraska as recommended for approval by the County Treasurer.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.  Commissioners Weems and Henry absent.

 

Motion by Bruns, seconded by Hewgley to deny the letter of explanation for late filing of the 2021 homestead exemption application for Kendlyn & Kimberly Herrick based on NE State Statute and the late filing extension in the previous year.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.  Commissioners Weems and Henry absent.

 

Motion by Hewgley, seconded by Bruns to approve the letter of explanation for late filing of the 2021 homestead exemption application for Edward Buechler based on NE State Statute and no late filing in the previous year.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.  Commissioners Weems and Henry absent.

 

The Lincoln County Board of Equalization recessed at 9:28 A.M. and the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners reconvened.

 

Motion by Hewgley, seconded by Bruns to approve and authorize the Vice Chairman to sign the special designated liquor permit submitted by Golden Spike Tower for after-hours events on August 6 & August 7, 2021.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.  Commissioners Weems and Henry absent.

 

Brent Burkland of T C Engineering reported that the trails committee had met and might have found some funding options.  They are asking the board to table this item until next week’s County Board of Commissioner’s meeting on July 19, 2021.

 

County Board tabled the acceptance of a bid for the North Platte Tail Network Bike Trail until next week.

 

Commissioner Henry arrived at 10:00 A.M.

 

Motion by Bruns, seconded by Hewgley to approve and authorize the Vice Chairman to sign the special designated liquor permit submitted by Feather River Vineyard for a ceremony to be held at the Buffalo Bill Ranch State Park on July 31, 2021.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.  Henry abstained. Weems absent.

 

Motion by Bruns, seconded by Henry into closed session at 10:03 A.M. concerning strategy session regarding contract negotiations and to protect attorney client privilege, which is clearly necessary to protect the public interest.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Henry, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.  Weems absent.

 

Vice Chairman Woodruff restated the motion for the closed session.

 

The following were part of the closed session:  Commissioners Hewgley, Henry, Bruns, and Woodruff along with Tyler Volkmer, Deputy County Attorney, County Sheriff, Jerome Kramer and Chief Deputy, Roland Kramer.

 

Motion by Henry, seconded by Bruns to go into open session at 10:22 A.M.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Henry, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.  Weems absent.

 

Hear concerns from Elected Officials, Department Heads and their representative.

 

Motion by Bruns, seconded by Hewgley to approve the following claims for payment with the exception of the claim submitted for Brown Construction Inc. Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.  Commissioners Henry and Weems absent.

 

General:

Ace                                                     su                         325.21

Allo                                                     se                       1628.44

Beveridge                                          se                         196.11

  1. Jackson se 3954.80

Capital Bus Sys                                se                         217.95

AS Central Serv.                              se                           54.60

NP Sanitation                                   se                           50.00

Clk of the Dist Crt                             se                       1581.00

Creative Printers                              se                           28.00

Danko Eq                                          se                         892.00

Eakes                                                 su                           80.90

Fastenal Co                                      su                           72.49

FNBO                                                 se                           15.00

Futurity                                               eq                       1000.00

GP Health                                         se                         424.22

Hintons Lck                                       su                           25.00

Hometown Lsg                                 rt                           293.29

I80 South                                          su                         413.79

  1. Orr mr 42.56

Kelly Sply Co                                    se                              7.03

Linc County Crt                                se                       3955.47

Linc Cnty Jail Petty Cash               su                              9.30

  1. Malcom se 2124.08
  2. Mckeone se 1703.00

Menards                                            su                           19.86

Mentzer Oil Co                                 su                         789.45

MIS                                                     se                       2080.00

Mircrofilm Img                                   rt                         1950.00

Midwest Conct                                  se                         174.84

MIPs                                                   se                       2784.41

NACO                                                reg                     1050.00

Do it Cntr                                           sw                        112.60

NP Telegraph                                   se                         381.09

  1. Heng se 770.55
  2. Pederson se 1880.00

Reg. 51 EMA                                    se                         150.00

Schaben Sanitation                         se                         733.40

Sec. of State                                     su                           30.00

Cnty Sheriff Fees                             se                       3508.43

Stericycle/Shred It                            se                         253.60

Snell Serv. Inc.                                 se                       3570.40

Home Depot Pro                              su                       1107.16

US Bank                                            se                         947.46

US Postmaster                                 se                           15.00

UNL                                                    rt                           750.00

USDA Wildlife Serv.                        se                       4979.76

 

Roads:

Allo                                                     se                         156.72

Carquest                                            se                         152.34

Dawson PPD                                    se                         229.34

Gothenburg Tire                               su                           50.00

Hamilton Sales                                 se                       1100.25

Ideal Linen                                        su                           28.37

Murphy Tractor                                 se                           79.66

Naco                                                   reg                        150.00

Neb. Truck Cntr                                re                          161.04

NMC                                                   re                        5768.77

Rockmount                                       se                         348.62

Schaben Sanitation                         se                         123.71

Sutherland Farm Sply                     su                           16.20

Titan Mach                                        se                         277.75

V of Brady                                         se                           88.29

V of Hershey                                     se                         125.17

V of Maxwell                                     se                           73.00

V of Wallace                                     se                           25.00

Yant Eq Co                                       eq                         814.80

 

Lodging:

Affordable Storage                           rt                             99.00

Allo                                                     se                         371.76

Culligan                                             se                           55.06

Destination Inter.                              dues                  1570.00

Eakes                                                 eq                       1739.58

Gldn Spike                                        se                         483.53

Integrated                                          su                         306.50

KS Plus                                             rt                         3500.00

Lamar Co                                          se                         833.33

Link Media                                         se                       2480.00

Music on the Brks                            grt                         310.65

Nanonation                                       se                       1136.74

NP Sptrs Com                                  su                         300.00

N Telegraph                                      su                           18.40

NWE                                                   se                           23.06

Pro Prtg                                              se                           83.11

Sowders                                            se                           75.00

S Maly Mrktg                                     se                       3122.65

US Bank                                            se                       8133.72

US Cell                                              se                         317.39

Wex Bank                                         se                         124.32

 

Special Roads:

Mainelli Wagner                               se                         290.00

 

P & M Fund:

MIS                                                     se                           45.00

 

Self-Funded Ins:

First Concord                                    ins                      1040.00

 

Juvenile Fac:

Brouillette,Dgn                                 se                         156.50

 

Motion by Bruns, seconded by Henry to approve the claim for Brown Construction Inc. as presented.  Upon roll call vote Henry, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.  Weems absent. Hewgley abstained.

 

Jail Bldg Fund:

Brown Const                                     se                 344,048.16

 

Recess at 10:43 A.M. as the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners and reconvene as the Lincoln County Board of Equalization.

 

Discuss and consider property valuation protests – For 422’s.

 

Recess at 12:30 PM and reconvene at 1:30 PM as the Lincoln County Board of Equalization.

 

Recess as the Lincoln County Board of Equalization at 3:51 PM and reconvene as the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners.

 

The meeting was adjourned at 3:52 PM.

Advance notice and the agenda for the July 12, 2021 board meetings were sent to the county board and all others requesting the same.  Advance public notice (includes agenda) of the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners meeting and the Lincoln County Board of Equalization meeting was posted at the Lincoln County Courthouse, City Hall and the Lincoln County website on July 9, 2021; and was also emailed to the media on July 9, 2021.

 

The agenda for the meetings to be held on Monday, July 19, 2021 will be kept

continually current and open for inspection at the office of the Lincoln County Clerk.  The regular meeting of the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners will be at the Lincoln County Courthouse in the Commissioners Room at 9:00 A.M.  The regular meeting of the Lincoln County Board of Equalization will be at the Lincoln County Courthouse in the Commissioners Room at 9:15 A.M.

 

 

 

Rebecca J. Rossell

Lincoln County Clerk

 

 

 

 

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